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Having explained the benefits of our justification Paul now turns it to the basis for our justification. He does this by contrasting the first and second Adam. Adam plunged us into sin, guilt and ruin. The law is unable to save us. In contrast to Adam’s offense is Christ’s free gift. Where there once was guilt and despair comes grace and life.
How should a Christian who wants to be "All In" with their faith deal with sin? It's something we're all guilty of, but how we handle it should set Christians apart!
Last week on Cadet’s Sunday we talked about getting into the game and running the race and fighting the good fight of faith. We talked about setting joy before us as the goal and following Jesus and the great cloud of saints to that reward. We talked about how the race is made harder by obstacles in our way, and weights and baggage that we carry and sin that clings so tightly to us. I announced then that we are going to spend the next couple of months doing this very thing, putting off weights, shedding a few pounds, to help us run the race better, with greater hope for greater joy. We are going to look at seven serious weights or obstacles, seven serious sins. What I really want to talk to you about is the joy that is set before us. I want to talk about the pleasure that is ours in God through Christ, kept in heaven for us. I want to talk about the grace that is ours because of the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins. But we can’t know the joy until we know the sin that clings so tightly to us and we throw off its weight. I take up this topic of the seven serious sins to fight for and advocate for our joy. Our best pleasure and our greatest joy will only be found in Christ and in the paths of righteousness and holiness. As our text says, so as your brother, I am calling us to examine our hearts to see if there is any secret or hidden or overlooked sin in us and to turn to the living God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Until we really grasp our sinfulness, we cannot grasp how great is God’s love and grace and forgiveness and salvation. Everything we hold dear in our Christian faith depends on our understanding our sinful hearts.
Last week we looked at a giant mess that the Israelites had caused. The question we look at this week is, How did we get here? How did we go from following God to doing all kinds of evil? The decline can be gradual, and we can all be guilty of it.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but God offers every believer an unfailing hope, a hope that promises it will not disappoint, a hope that is sure to satisfy through Jesus Christ. This message will help deliver you into that wonderful hope which makes you a tree of life to others. 52 minutes.
We all like to be the boss. The only problem is that when we are left to our own devices we can easily make a mess. Today we begin a look at the book of Judges to see what happens when there is no boss in our lives.
Everyone is a spiritual fool. Spiritual folly is a heart problem that expresses itself through sinful actions. It is a universal human condition. So, let the fool be warned of God's judgment, realizing that the antidote for spiritual folly is divine wisdom, embodied in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, let those whom God has declared righteous in Jesus take heart in God's presence with them as they persevere in a wicked world.
Great relationships are built on trust. What does it really mean to trust God? How do you practically trust Him when you are going through difficult times? You may be going through a bad day, a tough time, or a midnight hour, but God has already fashioned a better life for you, even before you were born! God desires a relationship with you based on trust. Regardless of what you are going through, you can learn to trust God that He will cause all things to work together for your good. This practical and eye-opening teaching will reveal to you what it really means to trust God, and how you can grow in your ability to trust Him, and glorify Him, no matter what!